You know how there’s one common family trait that you notice every single time you see your family? Mine would be turkey neck. My Dad now has it, his sisters have it, my grandmother had it…and I used to think it was inevitable for me. But you know what? I know for a fact that none of them tried to be preventative about it…which is where Kate Somerville Neck Tissue Repair Cream with Peptide K8 comes in.
The new anti-aging cream includes peptides that help soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while proprietary ingredients work together to increase elasticity and improve skin tone. I’ve definitely noticed an improvement in firmness which, for me, will be the biggest tell of turkey neck!
What is it exactly? Well it’s ground-breaking, patent-pending solar powered technology (how very 2011) in lotion form. This lotion catures UV light and transforms it into visible red light, a provcen energy source for eliciting anti-aging effects on the skin. Now after my recent aging skin revelation, this is what I need in my life. In-office lasers and other light treatments are super expensive and require annoying doctor visits so this product seems like an easier, less exepensive (even at $85 a bottle) way to help restore your skin’s firmness, tone, elasticity, redness, etc.
How do you use it? Well the directions are very clear that you’re not supposed to SEEK extra sun exposure to get the laser-like lotion to work (duh) but you just simply apply it every morning and reapply as necessary throughout the day. Game changer people, game changer.
So I recently had the opportunity to have a special photo taken of myself using the Reveal Imager, which takes in-depth photos of your skin to reveal inflammation and other skin conditions like sun damage, etc. I’ll admit that I went in a bit cocky thinking I’d have little to no sun damage (or damage in general like acne, dryness, fine lines and wrinkles, etc.) since I’ve been an avid sunscreen user for many years and make it a habit to stay out of the sun. Makes sense, no? Well yeah…I was wrong.
While I didn’t have many fine lines and wrinkles (thank god), I did however have a decent amount of dryness and skin thinning in addition to my freckles (aka sun damage). The photos were quite shocking to me and a bit of rude awakening that yeah, ok, I’m almost 28 (which is almost 30) and it’s time to take anti-aging skincare seriously.
Dr. Gram (of GRAM Skincare) diagnosed my skin after checking out the photos above. Basically he told me that my skin is dehydrated, which I already knew, and that the skin under my eyes is a lot thinner than it should be. No bueno. I’ve been using GRAM Eye Rescue which uses Rutin and Vitamin K to restore and illuminate the delicate skin around the eyes. I used to be a bit of an eye cream skeptic but I will say that I’m already noticing a small difference in my eye area that I’m liking a lot. Dr. Gram also told me to start using a cleanser that won’t strip down my skin (another culprit of thinning and dehydrated skin). I’m really liking the GRAM Skincare Clarifying Cleanser, which uses a combination of apple stem cell technology, salicylic acid and the Nutri-Vit Complex, which fights blemishes by going deep into the pores to dissolve bacteria that cause blackheads before they get to the surface.
Note: the red dot in the center of my forehead is not sun damage, it’s a ZIT. I mean…I know.
So I’m absolutely a fan of La Prairie but spending $375 on one product is just not anywhere near my budget. When I heard about Elizabeth Grant’s Ultimate Cellular Concentrate and how it’s being touted as a new celebrity favorite, I was intrigued to try it out. The verdict? Amazing. This clinically tested formula uses an intensive concentration of plant stem cells to help delay the appearance of aging by protection and repairing epidermal skin cells, as well as slowing the rate at which surface skin cells deteriorate. I absolutely think that anyone concerned with aging should try this out and, while you’re at it, follow them on Twitter too.